What We’ve Been Up To

  • Ange Mlinko’s poem “Sleepwalking in Venice,” first published in The Paris Reviewwas chosen by Major Jackson for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2019. 
  • Ange Mlinko wrote about one of her favorite poets Joseph Brodsky for The Sewanee Review.
  • William Logan reviewed Leonard Cohen’s The Flame in the New York Times Book Review.
  • Ange Mlinko judged Yale’s 2019 Bollingen Prize for Poetry.
  • Michael Hofmann will be delivering the Clarendon Lectures at Oxford under the title “Messing Around in Boats – Ranier Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud, Eugenio Montale, and Karen Solie.”
  • David Leavitt and Camille Bordas will teach at the Disquiet International Literary Program in June 2019.
  • Ange Mlinko reviewed Hey, Marfa by Jeffrey Yang and Baby, I Don’t Care by Chelsea Minnis in The New York Review of Books.
  • Alumnus Eric Smith (Poetry, ’09) has become the new managing editor of the Sewanee Review.
  • Alumnus Aaron Thier published an article about Denis Johnson on Lit Hub.
  • Michael Hofmann served on the jury for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize.
  • Hai-Dang Phan’s (Poetry, ’13) debut collection of poems and translations, Reenactmentswill be published this February by Sarabande Books.
  • Jacob Guajardo’s “What Got Into Us,” originally published in Passages North, was selected by Roxane Gay for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best American Short Stories.
  • Ange Mlinko taught at Breadloaf and published poems and essays in Poetry, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, and elsewhere.
  • Erick Verran (Poetry, ’21) published an article in the Virginia Woolf Miscellany. 
  • Little Star 7  includes work by Erick Verran (Poetry, ’21), and alumni John Moran, Elliot Reed, and Aaron Thier.
  • In October, David Leavitt traveled to Buenos Aires to take part in the Festival Internacional de Literatura Filba.
  • MFA@FLA Softball Team Dominates Another Season. The team went 47-0 this season, racking up wins against the entomologists, the etymologists, and the Boxton Red Sox. Said first baseman, Forester McClatchey, “BLOOD! BLOOOOOD!” The team continued its thirteen-year undefeated streak, an unprecedented achievement in the world of intramural softball involving writers. Asked what the team hopes to achieve next year, shortstop Kayla Beth Moore ate a turkey leg and spewed the bones across the pitcher’s mound.
  • Camille Bordas’ How to Behave in a Crowd has just been published in paperback. Camille’s own translation of the novel into French, Isidore et les autres, will be published in September by Inculte-Dernier Marge. 
  • Alumnus RL Goldberg’s “The Historical Future of Trans Literature” was published in The Paris Review online.
  • Dan Grossman (MFA 2021) wrote about Toni Morrison and Moby Dick for Marginalia and Hemingway for Tablet Mag.
  • David Leavitt provided (legitimate) commentary to an episode of Ancient Aliens. Link to youtube. His commentary begins at 00:35.
  • Rachel Khong’s Goodbye, Vitamin won the California Book Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum award for first fiction. 
  • David Leavitt’s story “The David Party,” was selected by Sheila Heti for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best American Non-Required Reading. A translation of the story into Italian appears in the September issue of Vanity Fair Italia.
  • William Logan’s most recent poetry collection, Rift of Light, published by Penguin.
  • Ange Mlinko has recently published poems in The New York Review of Books and The London Review of Books. An essay on her work appeared in The London Review of Books. 
  • Holly Beth Pratt published her story “Wild Coast” in NER.
  • MFA fiction alumna Christina Nichol’s essay “An Account of My Hut” has just been published in the new issue of N+1.
  • We are delighted to announce that Uwem Akpan and Camille Bordas will be joining our fiction faculty this fall. See the 2018 MFA@FLA Newsletter for details.

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